Friday Morning saw President Trump defending Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt amongst his usual rantings on the social media platform Twitter.
The president’s tweet specifically said:
“Do you believe that the Fake News Media is pushing hard on a story that I am going to replace A.G. Jeff Sessions with EPA Chief Scott Pruitt, who is doing a great job but is TOTALLY under siege? Do people really believe this stuff? So much of the media is dishonest and corrupt!”
Reports within the last week(s) alleged Trump was expected to replace Attorney General Jefferson “Jeff” Beauregard Sessions III with Pruitt.Pruitt himself has recently been under fire causing even some Republicans to side with Democrats over the issue of replacing him as EPA chief.
Upon learning that he rented a highly-price-reduced condo from health care lobbyist Vicki Hart, wife of energy lobbyist J. Steven Hart, media agencies immediately questioned his ethics.
The controversy surrounds Pruitt’s 50-a-day deal, summing about $6,100 over the course of six months, which is thousands of dollars cheaper than a typical single-bedroom apartment on Capitol Hill.
Due to the massive attention brought to Pruitt over the apartment, the EPA released a statement saying:
“Under the terms of the lease, if the space was utilized for one 30-day month, then the rental cost would be $1,500, which is a reasonable market value. The lease did not require payment when the property was not utilized.”
Jahan Wilcox, EPA spokesman, added, “As EPA career ethics officials stated in a memo, Administrator Pruitt’s housing arrangement for both himself and family was not a gift and the lease was consistent with federal ethics regulations.”
Sounds like the liberal left is doing what they normally do, looking for anything to nitpick at in order to distract the masses from the real problems of the world.
Caleb Fernandez, writer at The Daily Lev.